Mary Ruis Harrington, of Auburn, was born in Sanderson, Fla. on July 14, 1937, and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 3, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. She was 74 years old. She was a member of Society Hill Baptist Church

Harrington was preceded in death by her parents, Bert Ruis and Margaret Skinner; brother, Archie Ruis; sister, Matilda Johnson; sister, Annie Mae Sequine; and grandson, Matt Jones. She is survived by her husband, John Harrington; sister, Jewel Reddish; son, Douglas Brown and wife Jane; daughter, Letricia McInarnay and husband Tommy; daughter, Penny Walters and husband Robert; daughter, Brenda Cadenhead and husband Roy; son, Randy Brown and wife Sharon; stepchildren, Vickie Hamby, Mickey Harrington and wife Karen, Debra Reach, Sharon Davis and husband Chip; 19 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Jan. 5, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Fredericks Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held on Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. at Society Hill Baptist Church. Reverend Mark Carlock and Douglas Brown officiated. Interment followed the service at Society Baptist Church Cemetery.

Fredericks Funeral Home directed.